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ETH seeks Assistant Professor of Solar Energy Engineering (Tenure Track)

April 06, 2023
ETH seeks Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Solar Energy Engineering

ETH seeks Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Solar Energy Engineering

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Solar Energy Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (www.mavt.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-​mentioned position.

Successful applicants must demonstrate an excellent international record of research accomplishments in solar energy science and engineering. The new professor is expected to establish an ambitious, world-​class research program in the fast-​evolving field of solar energy. We encourage applications from scientists and engineers from the entire spectrum of solar energy, from photo-​, electro-​, or thermo-​chemical energy conversion to storage and utilization.

Candidates should demonstrate a core area of scientific expertise and solid theoretical foundation with a strong motivation to apply this knowledge for the development of novel and efficient solar technologies. Examples include (but are not limited to) processes and devices for solar-​driven production of electricity, fuels, and energy-​intensive chemical commodities, as well as for the storage of solar energy.

Successful candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in engineering or a related area and have an outstanding record of accomplishments in solar energy. Furthermore, a strong motivation and indisputable commitment to undergraduate (in German or English) and graduate (in English) teaching and the ability to lead a research group are expected.

Assistant professorships have been established to promote the careers of younger scientists. ETH Zurich implements a tenure track system equivalent to that of other top international universities.

ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family-​friendly employer, values diversity, and is responsive to the needs of dual-​career couples.

Please apply online

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and projects, a statement of future research and teaching interests, a description of the leadership philosophy, three key publications, and a description of the three most important achievements*. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot. The closing date for applications is 31 May 2023.

* ETH Zurich emphasizes qualitative assessment of academic accomplishments. This is why you are kindly asked to submit a short description of your three most important achievements (maximum a half page each). Besides research findings, these could also be extraordinary achievements in teaching and its further development, services in the benefit of the academic community or society, software development, patents, knowledge transfer and its practical application, spin-​​​​off companies or similar.

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